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Marine Corps Identify 5 Killed in Southern California MV-22B Crash

Marine Corps Identify 5 Killed in Southern California MV-22B Crash

Top row (left to right) Capt. John Sax, Capt. Nicholas Losapio, Cpl. Nathan Carlson
Bottom row (left to right) Cpl. Seth Rasmuson, Lance Cpl. Evan Strickland

The five Marines who were killed when their MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft went down Wednesday in a Southern California desert were members of the “Purple Foxes” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., service officials announced late Friday. Read More

Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued

Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued

Two MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 conduct flight operations from the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Carrier Strike Group Exercise 2022 in the Philippine Sea on June 2, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy has rescued the four crew members of a helicopter that crashed in California on Thursday, according to the service. Read More

5 Marines Killed in MV-22B Crash in Southern California as Recovery Continues and Investigation Begins

5 Marines Killed in MV-22B Crash in Southern California as Recovery Continues and Investigation Begins

An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 transports ordnance during an Expeditionary Advanced Base Operation (EABO) exercise to Old Highway 101 near Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 25, 2022. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Military investigators began their work to determine what caused an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to go down in a Southern California desert on Wednesday, killing five Marines aboard, military officials said Thursday. Read More

UPDATED: Status of 5 Marines Unknown Following MV-22B Osprey Crash in Southern California

UPDATED: Status of 5 Marines Unknown Following MV-22B Osprey Crash in Southern California

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362 (reinforced), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit takes off during an Amphibious Raid course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 17, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft carrying five Marines assigned to a squadron based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., went down Wednesday afternoon in the Southern California desert, military officials said. Read More

Semper Wi-Fi: New Marine Aviation Plan Pushes Digital Connections Between Far-flung Forces

Semper Wi-Fi: New Marine Aviation Plan Pushes Digital Connections Between Far-flung Forces

U.S. Marine Corps F-35B aircraft mechanic Lance Cpl. William Wiggins assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, currently attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), monitors an F-35B aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6), in the Philippine Sea on Aug. 18, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON — Key to Marines’ latest aviation plan is using the service’s aircraft to keep small units spread across small islands in the Western Pacific connected through a digital interoperability as it continues its modernization efforts for a lighter, more mobile force. Read More

Marines Identify Four Killed in Arctic Norway MV-22B Crash

Marines Identify Four Killed in Arctic Norway MV-22B Crash

From top left clockwise:
Capt. Matthew Tomkiewicz, Capt. Ross Reynolds, Cpl. Jacob Moore, Gunnery Sgt. James Speedy. Marine Corps Photos

This post has been updated with additional information from the II MEF.

The Marines have identified the four killed in a MV-22B Osprey that crashed on Friday during a training mission in Arctic Norway. Read More

Moving Marines Across the Pacific Could Be Littoral Combat Ship’s Next Mission

Moving Marines Across the Pacific Could Be Littoral Combat Ship’s Next Mission

USS Kansas City (LCS-22) off the coast of California on Aug. 16, 2021. USNI News Photo

ABOARD THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP USS KANSAS CITY, OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA – The cavernous mission bay of USS Kansas City (LCS-22) was crafted to hold the Navy’s needs to find sea mines, fight swarm boats or interdict submarines – mission packages that have lagged the construction of the ships and plagued the Littoral Combat Ship program.

Now the LCS might be ready for a new mission – moving Marines across the Indo-Pacific. Read More

Sailors Get Experience with Marine MV-22s Before Operating First Navy Ospreys

Sailors Get Experience with Marine MV-22s Before Operating First Navy Ospreys

A CMV-22B Osprey, attached to the Blackjack of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two One (HX-21), flies near the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD-21) on July 18, 2020. US Navy Photo

An overseas deployment with Marines is giving some of the Navy’s first crews that will operate its new cargo-delivery fleet of CMV-22B Osprey aircraft hands-on experience with tiltrotor technology and operations. Read More

Marines Seek to Arm MV-22 Osprey, Improve Harvest Hawk System

Marines Seek to Arm MV-22 Osprey, Improve Harvest Hawk System

An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM-365), lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) on Oct. 26, 2017. US Navy Photo

An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM-365), lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) on Oct. 26, 2017. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps continues to pursue lethality upgrades to its new aircraft, even as the service is still in the midst of recapitalizing its tactical aviation platforms, the deputy commandant for aviation told reporters on Wednesday. Read More